Click for larger image Naomi C. Campbell, age 87 of Clarkton died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation in Whiteville.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday at Pierce’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Clarkton with Reverend Gregory Spaulding and Reverend Harris Branch officiating. Interment will follow in Mitchell Field Cemetery, Clarkton.
She was the widow of Pleasant M. Campbell, Sr. and the daughter of the late Roland and Mattie Spa
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